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GIS Specialist

DepartmentBusiness Intelligence

Learn About Farmerline

Do you want to improve millions of lives and leave a lasting legacy at the same time? Do you want to use your talents and skills to make a difference and not just a living? Do you want to help feed the world now and in the future? Farmerline works to reinvent how the world thinks and invests in the lives of small-scale farmers. We are working to help farmers produce and sell food. We are bold and systemic thinkers but operate lean and nimble. Since 2013, Farmerline has directly helped farmers to improve their productivity and profit in Ghana and also provided technical support to other organizations to do the same. Farmerline started its operations serving 800 farmers in the Ashanti Region of Ghana with information via mobile information services. We have supported many organizations with our tools and knowledge to improve the way they work with farmers. Over the past 8 years, Farmerline and its partnership network have profiled and served over 1million farmers and digitized over 1,000,000 acres of farmland across 16 countries in Africa. Farmerline is a learning organization and you will have the chance to apply your ideas and creativity to solve problems every day. If you work well in a dynamic collaborative culture, set high standards, and meet challenges with determination and a sense of humour, you’ll thrive at Farmerline. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from all candidates. We believe that diverse perspectives help our teams to create innovative solutions and understand our global clients’ needs. In alignment with our values, we are committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse global workforce without discrimination. 



Job Title

GIS Specialist

Department and Location

Business Intelligence and Data Science, Accra

Incumbent Supervisor

Head, Business Intelligence & Data Science

Suggested start date


Length of assignment



Role Overview

As part of business growth and expansion, Farmerline is seeking an experienced GIS specialist to join our Business Intelligence and Data Science team. This data-driven role requires a combination of analytical thinking, operational expertise, and solid stakeholder management. The GIS specialist will work cross-functionally with the corporate services unit as well as the engineering and Farmer Services units and will directly influence decision making and strategy implementation at a global scale. This is an exciting opportunity to be directly involved in helping farmers make profit everywhere. 


In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to shape the business’ mapping activities. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are key to this role as business units will be developing strategies and plans based on your analysis, insights and solutions


  • Design, develop and implement systems and databases for geospatial data
  • Standardize geographic data
  • Research and conduct tests on new mapping tools and strategies
  • Perform geospatial modeling and spatial analysis
  • Build predictive models using geospatial and satellite data
  • Implement GIS data accuracy checks
  • Build, update and maintain databases and GIS software and hardware
  • Administer and troubleshoot applications and GIS solutions

Required Qualifications

  • 10+ years in GIS roles
  • Proficiency with GIS software and data management such as ArcGis, Google Maps API, Mapbox, etc
  • Use of data visualization tools such as Power BI and python libraries such as Matplotlib, Plotly, D3, seaborn etc   
  • Experience working with and building databases such as MongoDB and PostgreSQL.                              
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills for coordinating across teams.
  • Ability to adjust and adapt to changes in role priorities and goals.
  • Strong B2B, B2C / B2BC domain knowledge.
  • Strong experience in agricultural operations.
  • Experience building machine learning models particularly with geospatial and satellite data
  • Detail-oriented and analytical thinker
  • Knowledge of programming languages, preferably python 
  • Ability to process and analyze data
  • A drive to learn and master new technologies and techniques.
  • Experience working with cloud technologies such as Azure and AWS is a plus.


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